Intermuscular lipoma of the gluteus muscles compressing the sciatic nerve: an inverted sciatic hernia.


The authors report the case of a 50-year-old woman with a benign intermuscular lipoma of the gluteus compressing the sciatic nerve in its course through the sciatic notch. This benign soft-tissue tumor extended into the pelvis, displacing the rectum laterally. Resection was necessary to alleviate symptoms and prevent irreversible damage of the nerve. Wide… (More)
DOI: 10.3171/2012.7.JNS111714


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